Table 5—

Change from baseline in C-reactive protein over 7 months and by treatment group

Baseline1 month#3 months#6 months#7 months#
Daily11.7±16.2−4.7±1.7*−6.5±1.6*−5.8±1.6*−3.0±2.1
Weekly8.8±13.2−2.6±1.2*−1.3±2.0−0.7±1.3−0.1±1.3
Mean difference−2.9+2.1+5.2+5.1+2.9
95% CI−6.3–2.0−6.3–2.0−10.2– −0.1−9.3– −1.0−7.7–2.0
p-value+0.310.040.020.25
  • Data are presented as mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. CI: confidence interval. #: change compared with baseline; : mean difference between groups (daily versus weekly); +: p-values relate to mean difference between groups (daily versus weekly); *: significant difference (p<0.05) from baseline.